Using course reserves is an ideal way to provide students with required and supplemental readings at no additional cost. Providing students with a course reserves system will ensure print items are easily accessible from within the library. Instructors can seamlessly integrate electronic items within course materials in Blackboard. A course reserves system will also make full use of the copyright law's fair use provisions effortlessly. It's that easy!
The Naval War College Library uses the Ares e-Reserves system to manage both print and electronic reserves materials. Please follow the instructions below to submit materials to be placed on reserve.
1. Getting Started
Due to the volume of material placed on reserves, the Library cannot offer same day or rush requests for placing items on reserves.
The Reserves Coordinator will process all reserve requests. Reserve items are processed during office hours which are:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Requests for material to be placed on reserve should be made two weeks before the material will be needed.
Make sure your material is on reserve before making assignments.
**If you wish the Library to purchase any materials to be placed on reserve, please request the item one full semester in advance. **
2. Placing Material on Reserve
The process for placing items on reserve is:
All reserves materials remain on reserve for one term and are removed from reserve at the end of finals each term.
3. What May be Placed on Reserve
Most Naval War College Library materials may be placed on reserve. We do not place the following categories of items on reserve:
Course Reserves is a unit of the Information and Access Services Department. Staff may be contacted at the Service Desk in the library if you need assistance.